Oregon Death with Dignity Act Research Paper by hicaliber

Oregon Death with Dignity Act
This paper discusses the Oregon Death with Dignity Act.
# 95333 | 1,494 words | 7 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on May 21, 2007 in Law (Civil) , Medical and Health (Public Health Issues) , Hot Topics (Euthanasia)

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This paper details recent legislation on assisted suicide known as the Oregon Death with Dignity Act. David Gil's Policy Analysis Framework is used to analyze the new law. According to Gil's analysis, the "objective" of Oregon's Death with Dignity Act is to settle the dispute as to what the desires of an incapacitated person really are. The author concludes that as a result of the enactment of this law, the number of physician-assisted suicides will continue to grow, and disability supporters will protest and try to bring awareness to the general public.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Definitions for 127.800 s.1.01.. Oregon Department of Human Services. Retrieved October 2, 2006 from http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/ph/pas/ors.shtml.
  • Gil, D. (1976). A Framework and Synthesis of Social Policies. Unraveling Social Policy: Theory, Analysis, Political Actions towards Social Equality. Cambridge, MA: 31-56.
  • Gil, D. (1992). Unraveling Social Policy. (5th Ed.) Rochester, VT: Schenkman.
  • Marker, R. and Hamlon, K. (2006). Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Frequently Asked Questions. International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide. Retrieved October 2, 2006 from http://www.internationaltaskforce.org/faq.htm.
  • Oregon Death with Dignity Act: Three Years of Legalized Physician-Assisted Suicide, Oregon Health Division (February 21, 2001), Table 3.

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